Man duped of Rs 8.27 lakh on pretext of refunding Rs 15000

Raipur: In a bizarre instance of fraud reported in Gole Bazaar police station, the complainant has been duped of Rs 8.27 lakh on pretext of refunding Rs 15000 which he had deposited as starting premium of a life insurance after which he had stopped paying the premiums. According to police, complainant Mohanlal Neware of Tikrapara’s RDA Colony had started a life insurance policy with Reliance Life Insurance couple of years ago but had stopped paying any premium after depositing the first one of Rs 15000.

While, Neware had no intention to revive the lapsed insurance policy, he suddenly received a call on May 10 last wherein the caller identifying herself as Priya Sharma from Central bank of Bank of India asked whether he wants refund of his Rs 15000 which he had deposited in his lapsed policy. With Neware expressing his willingness to get his money refunded, the woman in association of his two male accomplices who have been identified as Rajiv Singh and KL Bajaj, trapped him in their vice and started siphoning money from him on some or other pretext.

By September 27 last, the trio had siphoned a total of Rs 827995 from Neware but still did not refund the Rs 15000 which they had promised initially. Surprised to find the huge amount of money that was siphoned from him in this short duration, that too for refunding just Rs 15000, Neware reached the Central Bank regional office at GE Road to enquire about his deposited money and it was here he came to know of being duped. Following this revelation, Neware lodged a complaint in Gole Bazaar police station following police have registered an offence under Section 420, 34 against all three above named frauds and is now investigating the matter further.

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